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Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman scheduled for UFC Atlantic City

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A heavyweight fight will soon be added to the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J.

Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman has been booked for the April 21 card, MMA Fighting has learned.

Willis (6-1) is coming off a first-round knockout of Allen Crowder at UFC 218. “Big Pretty” has won six in row — including two in the UFC — since losing his pro debut in 2012.

Sherman (11-4) will be looking to bounce back after seeing his two-fight winning streak get snapped by Shamil Abdurakhimov in November.

The event, which will be headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee, will mark the UFC’s ninth trip to Atlantic City and its first at Boardwalk Hall in almost 13 years.